January 18th. It would be difficult to describe the appeal of a dying mother that something be done for her 6 children before her removal to the hospital. Such an appeal came from Mrs. S______ E_____, who stated to our Agents that her husband was cross and cruel to the children, that he did not work half of the time, and that he spent his earnings on liquor. ….Mrs. E’s sister, who lived at service, was spending all her earnings to keep the family from starving. ….the Magistrate very promptly committed the man to the House of Correction, …the children were provided for by the Society, and the mother was placed in St. Mary’s Hospital, where she died one week later, knowing that her children would be cared for.